Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters closes tour operations 

Sundance Helicopters closes tour operations 

21-Aug-2020Source: 8 News Now

Sundance Helicopters announced the permanent closure of its tourism flight operations in Las Vegas. According to the Instagram post published Friday, the company is shutting down tours effective immediately. See Full Story.... Read more

Sundance Helicopters Partners with Hillsboro Heli Academy

Sundance Helicopters Partners with Hillsboro Heli Academy

14-Jun-2019Source: Sundance Helicopters

The Sundance Helicopters SkyPath Pilot Program has partnered with Hillsboro Heli Academy in Troutdale, Oregon, to bring the helicopter pilot development program to the academy’s helicopter pilot students. The SkyPath program provides career guidance and mentoring for future professional aviators and also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance Helicopters and industry partners... Read more

Sundance Helicopters named “Best Helicopter Tour”

Sundance Helicopters named “Best Helicopter Tour”

4-Jun-2019Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated tour company in Las Vegas, has been named winner of USA Today’s “Best Helicopter Tour” during the 10Best reader’s poll. Nominees are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for... Read more

New Director of Maintenance at Sundance Helicopters

New Director of Maintenance at Sundance Helicopters

5-Apr-2019Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the highest-rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas, has promoted Ricardo Dowdy II as the new Director of Maintenance. In his new role, Dowdy will directly supervise employees in the maintenance, compliance and logistics departments. “Ricardo’s work ethic, maintenance knowledge and leadership skills made this decision to promote him an easy one,”... Read more

Sundance Helicopters Partners with Southern Utah University

Sundance Helicopters Partners with Southern Utah University

27-Feb-2019Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., and the Sundance Skypath Program has partnered with Southern Utah University in Cedar City Utah to bring the helicopter pilot development program to the university’s pilot candidate students. The SkyPath program defines a career pathway and mentoring for future professional aviators and also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance... Read more

Sundance Pioneers Pilot Development Initiative

Sundance Pioneers Pilot Development Initiative

3-Apr-2018Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc. has launched the SkyPath Pilot Program in conjunction with flight academy partner, Leading Edge Aviation Inc. Bend, Oregon the exclusive flight provider for Central Oregon Community College (COCC). The program not only helps define a sure pathway to the professional and personal success of future aviators, but also ensures a consistent, efficient,... Read more

Sundance Helicopters Honored with FAA Diamond Award

Sundance Helicopters Honored with FAA Diamond Award

26-Feb-2018Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters’ maintenance team received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “Diamond Certificate of Excellence” for participating in the William (Bill) O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. The program encourages employers to participate in continuous-learning training programs in aviation maintenance, regulations and FAA regulations and awards are given to a select few corporations that have reached... Read more

Sundance Helicopters launches new Romantic flight packages

Sundance Helicopters launches new Romantic flight packages

18-Jan-2018Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the highest-rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas and 2017 gold winner of Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” Reader’s Poll for “Best Helicopter Tours”, has taken their romantic tours to new heights with the announcement of the “Ultimate Date Night” helicopter tour for Valentine’s Day. Couples who book this romantic package... Read more

Sundance Helicopters voted Best in Las Vegas

Sundance Helicopters voted Best in Las Vegas

20-Nov-2017Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated tour company in Las Vegas, continues to win awards by having been named the gold winner of Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” Reader’s Poll for “Best Helicopter Tours,” and bronze winner for both “Best Family Attraction” and “Best Extreme Adventure.” To thank Las Vegas locals,... Read more

Sundance Helicopters partners with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures

Sundance Helicopters partners with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures

8-Sep-2017Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, has partnered with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures for “Sundance Heli & Outdoor Adventures,” tours geared towards adventure seekers that want a Sundance helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon with the option for a private scenic motorized tour around the Colorado River... Read more

Sundance Helicopters partners with Pahrump Valley Winery

Sundance Helicopters partners with Pahrump Valley Winery

31-Aug-2017Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, has partnered with the award-winning Pahrump Valley Winery, the leader in Nevada-grown grapes and wines and the state’s largest winery, for the “Heli & Wine Experience” tours. This exclusive and unique experience is geared towards those looking for an awe-inspiring helicopter... Read more

Sundance Helicopters partners with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures

Sundance Helicopters partners with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures

23-Aug-2017Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, has partnered with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures for “Sundance Heli & Outdoor Adventures,” tours geared towards adventure seekers that want a Sundance helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon with the option for a private scenic motorized tour around the Colorado River... Read more

Sundance Helicopters plans to break World Record

Sundance Helicopters plans to break World Record

29-May-2017Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, plans to break the Guinness World Record® for most helicopter weddings in the air on July 7, 2017. The Lucky in Love Wedding Experience will be held simultaneously inside 12 state-of-the-art helicopters while flying 800 feet over the Las Vegas Strip.... Read more

Sundance Helicopters Celebrates Independence Day With Two Unique Helicopter Tours

Sundance Helicopters Celebrates Independence Day With Two Unique Helicopter Tours

19-May-2017Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and top-rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas, will be the only tour company to offer helicopter tours over the Las Vegas Strip for a front row seat of the Fourth of July fireworks. An exclusive picnic option is also available where views of the fireworks shows throughout the... Read more

Sundance Helicopters and Exotic Driving Experiences Launch ’Heli & Horsepower’

Sundance Helicopters and Exotic Driving Experiences Launch ’Heli & Horsepower’

18-Apr-2017Source: Sundance Helicopters, Inc.

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, has partnered with Exotic Driving Experiences for the “Sundance Heli & Horsepower Experiences” tours geared towards those looking for a thrilling adventure during their Las Vegas vacation. “Visitors from all over the world can now experience something unique,” said Jim Greiner,... Read more

Sundance Helicopters To Offer Superhero Special

Sundance Helicopters To Offer Superhero Special

24-Mar-2017Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and top rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas, will offer two for $99 on their popular City Lights Las Vegas Strip helicopter tours to all active and retired United States military, police officers, fire & rescue and teachers; the heroes of communities. Now through April 30, 2017, the... Read more

Sundance Helicopters partners with Tropicana Las Vegas hotel

Sundance Helicopters partners with Tropicana Las Vegas hotel

8-Feb-2017Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., one of the highest rated experiential tour companies in Las Vegas, has partnered with Tropicana Las Vegas – A Double Tree by Hilton Hotel (Tropicana) – to offer the “Tropi-Canyon,” two-night stay accommodations for two in a spacious deluxe room packaged with an awe-inspiring Grand Canyon helicopter tour. The Tropi-Canyon Experience will... Read more

Air Methods makes two key appointments in Tourism division

Air Methods makes two key appointments in Tourism division

21-Jun-2016Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the world’s largest helicopter operator, today announced the appointment of David Doerr to president of the Tourism Division and Jim Greiner as president of Sundance Helicopters, effective immediately. In the newly created position, Doerr will be responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and growth of the Tourism Division, including overseeing Sundance Helicopters and... Read more

Sundance Helicopters again fly veterans on Salute to the Troops week

Sundance Helicopters again fly veterans on Salute to the Troops week

18-Nov-2015Source: Air Methods

Sundance Helicopters, the longest running helicopter tour operator in Las Vegas, created a memorable Veterans Day week for more than 75 wounded service members by taking them, their caregivers, family members, friends, and supporters on a helicopter tour of the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, Nov. 15. This excursion was part of the 7th annual... Read more

Sundance implements FAA safety action programs

Sundance implements FAA safety action programs

3-Jul-2015Source: Sundance

Sundance Helicopters recently became the nation’s first helicopter tour operator and Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) member to implement the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) and Maintenance Safety Action Program (MSAP).  ASAP and MSAP are voluntary, self-reporting programs designed to identify and reduce safety concerns. “We are proud to participate... Read more

Air Methods Reports 1Q2015 Results And 2Q2015 Update

Air Methods Reports 1Q2015 Results And 2Q2015 Update

11-May-2015Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 and provided an update on preliminary April 2015 flight volume.   For the quarter, revenue increased 8% to $238.3 million from $221.1 million in the prior-year quarter.  Net income from continuing operations for the... Read more

Pink Jeep Tours partners with Sundance Helicopters

Pink Jeep Tours partners with Sundance Helicopters

19-Mar-2015Source: Pink Jeep

Pink Jeep ®Tours is excited to announce the newest tour in Las Vegas; the Land, Air, and See tour! Pink Jeep Tours has partnered with Sundance Helicopters to provide this new adventure that offers passengers the opportunity to experience the bright lights of the famous Las Vegas Boulevard from an iconic, open-air pink Jeep Wrangler... Read more

Sundance Helicopters Announces Implementation of Ramco Aviation Software

Sundance Helicopters Announces Implementation of Ramco Aviation Software

6-Mar-2015Source: Sundance

Sundance Helicopters, the longest running helicopter tour operator in Las Vegas, Nev., announces the implementation of Aviation Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) solution developed by Ramco Systems, to manage flight and maintenance operations for its fleet of 28 tour helicopters. “Ramco is an easy to use, agile solution for managing the flow of information and... Read more

Air Methods appoints new President at Sundance Helicopters

Air Methods appoints new President at Sundance Helicopters

15-Dec-2014Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that Jay Francis has been appointed as president of Sundance Helicopters. Francis will succeed Bob Engelbrecht who is transitioning to the role of interim president for the Tourism Division. Prior to joining Air Methods, Francis served as managing director of leisure, lifestyle... Read more

Sundance Helicopters Debuts New Website

Sundance Helicopters Debuts New Website

12-Nov-2014Source: Sundance

Sundance Helicopters Debuts New WebsiteSundance Helicopters, the longest running helicopter tour operator in Las Vegas, is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website, www.sundancehelicopters.com. The first of its kind in the helicopter tour industry, the entire site is driven by video. Now visitors will experience a stronger connection to the Sundance Helicopters tours... Read more

Jury awards $16M in Sundance helicopter crash

Jury awards $16M in Sundance helicopter crash

22-Sep-2014Source: RJ

A Las Vegas jury awarded $16 million Friday to the families of two married couples who died in a December 2011 helicopter crash near Lake Mead. See Full Story... Read more

Sundance Helicopters unveils EC130T2 and new logo

Sundance Helicopters unveils EC130T2 and new logo

26-Mar-2014Source: Las Vegas Informer

Sundance Helicopters unveiled their new EC130T2s and newly designed Sundance Helicopters brand identity during an event held last week in Las Vegas – See full story... Read more

22-Jul-13 N115SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

22-Jul-13 N115SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

22-Jul-2013

Tail rotor struck ground on landing on a training flight.  From this press report – According to airport spokesperson Christine Crews told FOX5 one of the helicopter’s rotors struck the ground, causing significant damage to the aircraft. The Sundance spokesperson, though, said the Eurocopter AS350B2 had tail rotor and skid damage only.... Read more

Air Methods Provides Update on Q1 Results

Air Methods Provides Update on Q1 Results

19-Apr-2013Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the largest air medical transportation company in the world, provided preliminary results for first quarter 2013.  Total community-based patient transports for the first quarter 2013 are estimated to be 11,841.  Patients transported for community bases in operation greater than one year decreased an estimated 1,082 transports, or 9%, while weather... Read more

Sundance Helicopters Adopts Flight & Duty Tracker System

Sundance Helicopters Adopts Flight & Duty Tracker System

12-Feb-2013Source: Softtech

Softtech LLC, the maker of the Flight Vector[T] family of products, is proud to announce Sundance Helicopters has adopted the Flight & Duty Tracker[T] system into their operations at their Las Vegas operations! Sundance went live with Flight & Duty Tracker[T] on January 1, 2013. Flight & Duty Tracker[T] is an online solution to all... Read more

Air Methods acquires Sundance Helicopters for $44M

Air Methods acquires Sundance Helicopters for $44M

1-Jan-2013Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of capital stock of Sundance Helicopters, Inc. (Sundance), a helicopter tour operator based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sundance is a leader in helicopter tour... Read more

Second lawsuit filed in Las Vegas tour helicopter crash

Second lawsuit filed in Las Vegas tour helicopter crash

30-Dec-2011Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

A second wrongful death lawsuit was filed Thursday in a Nevada court against the Las Vegas-based operator of a sightseeing tour helicopter that crashed and killed five people earlier this month (see full story)... Read more

Lawsuit filed in fatal Sundance crash by Kansas City attorney

Lawsuit filed in fatal Sundance crash by Kansas City attorney

15-Dec-2011Source: Kansas City Star

The first wrongful death lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Nevada on behalf of the families of a honeymooning couple from India killed in a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter crash that also took the lives of the pilot and a Kansas couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. (see full story)... Read more

NTSB: Sundance AS350 was off-route in low-light conditions

NTSB: Sundance AS350 was off-route in low-light conditions

14-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The NTSB preliminary report cites the following factors which they evidently see as very important in this stage of their investigation (1) the impact location in a narrow ravine (2) the non-standard routing taken by the pilot (3) dusk light conditions Check out the details in the Preliminary report Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com... Read more

NTSB Preliminary Report – 07-Dec-11 N37SH Eurocopter AS350B2

NTSB Preliminary Report – 07-Dec-11 N37SH Eurocopter AS350B2

14-Dec-2011Source: NTSB

On December 7, 2011 at 1630 Pacific Standard Time, a Eurocopter AS350-B2, registration N37SH, operated by Sundance Helicopters as flight Landmark 57, crashed in mountainous terrain approximately 14 miles east of Las Vegas, Nevada. The 14 CFR Part 135 flight was a tourist sightseeing flight, which departed from Las Vegas McCarren International Airport (LAS), Las... Read more

Report: Sundance tour helicopter had engine work before crash

Report: Sundance tour helicopter had engine work before crash

11-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Sundance Helicopters AS350 that went down just west of Lake Mead had its engine and other parts replaced the day before it crashed, killing five people, investigators revealed Friday.  Check out the NTSB press briefings:- early on Thursday 8th December 8pm on Thursday 8th December 5pm on Saturday 10th December William P Johnson –... Read more

NTSB has 12-member team for fatal Sundance AS350 accident in Nevada

NTSB has 12-member team for fatal Sundance AS350 accident in Nevada

9-Dec-2011Source: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a 12-member Go-Team to investigate the crash of a helicopter on a sight-seeing tour that occurred near Las Vegas at about 5:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday. Preliminary reports indicate that all five persons on board the helicopter were fatally injured. Senior Air Safety Investigator Bill English will serve... Read more

07-Dec-11 N37SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Las Vegas, US-Nevada (5F)

07-Dec-11 N37SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Las Vegas, US-Nevada (5F)

7-Dec-2011

5 killed on “sunset” tour flight.  Pilot has been named as  Landon Nield, 31.  Passengers named include Delwin and Tamara Chapman, from Utica, Kansas, who were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.  The other two passengers were 26-year-old Anupama Bhola and 28-year-old Lovish Bhanot, both from New Delhi, India.... Read more

19-Jun-11 N115SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Grand Canyon, US-Arizona

19-Jun-11 N115SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Grand Canyon, US-Arizona

19-Jun-2011

Bird strike during landing phase... Read more

13-Aug-09 N340SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Lake Mead, Las Vegas, US-Nevada

13-Aug-09 N340SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Lake Mead, Las Vegas, US-Nevada

13-Aug-2009

13-Aug-09 N340SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Lake Mead, Las Vegas, US-Nevada... Read more

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